Noemí Pascual was born in Gipuzkoa (Basque Country, Spain) in 1973, where she still lives. She graduated as an industrial draughtsman, profession she practises since then.
Since she was a child, she always wished to study Fine Arts, although, due to several circumstances, she gave up the idea.
After losing her mother in 2003, she felt the need to keep her mind and time occupied… she decides to get some blocks of polymer clay with the aim of modelling some pieces in 1” scale for her sister’s dollhouse. After modelling some fruits and vegetables, she wonders if she’ll be able to model a personage too. She started modelling three human heads, task which led her to realize this was her path. At the end of this same year, she broke her ankle and had to undertake a surgical operation, being afterwards confined to bed for some time. It was then when she modelled her first doll.
In a self-taught way, Noemí got involved in the different stages of dolls’ creation: modelling, designing and making of wigging and garment… She experienced a variety of products: polymer clay from different brands, paintings (oil, dyeings, acrylics, make-up products…), painting techniques (brush, airbrush), etc.
Each time she sits in front of a shapeless bulk of clay, she develops a “little creature” completely different from all her other dolls. This pleasure of creating unique pieces led her in several occasions to reject the offer of devoting herself to produce dolls in mass quantities, or even in limited editions from her own molds.